Sewer Workers Deaths – The Meaning of Dalit for Bhartiya Janta Party

Guest post by PRAVEEN VERMA If Prime Minister Narendra Modi were to write about the recent deaths of sewer workers in India, the headline would be: Some people attained moksha (nirvana) while experiencing spirituality, In his casteist book Karmayog, he wrote that manual scavenging is a spiritual experience, hence if some people die during cleaning … More Sewer Workers Deaths – The Meaning of Dalit for Bhartiya Janta Party

Statement on Atrocities on Dalits : New Socialist Initiative

Guest Post by New Socialist Initiative New Socialist Initiative Condemns Hindutva Engineered and Inspired Atrocities on Dalits Hardly a day passes without headline news of some or another atrocity on Dalits. On 24 May, a Dalit man in the Ahmedabad district was beaten and his house attacked by a gang of socalled ‘upper’ caste men … More Statement on Atrocities on Dalits : New Socialist Initiative

Photo Story on Bhim Army Rally in Delhi: Debalin Roy

Guest post by DEBALIN ROY Debalin Roy takes us to some specific moments in the rally, aside from the bird’s eye view of the massive rally that we have already seen. Dalits from all over northern India gathered at Jantar Mantar, Delhi on the 21st of May to protest the Saharanpur violence and increasing atrocities … More Photo Story on Bhim Army Rally in Delhi: Debalin Roy

Cow-Gangs of Akhand Bharat and the Dalit Revolt – Hindutva Unravels

As the cow-gangs of Hindutva go on a rampage and the the prime minister, Narendra Modi, adopts a posture of strategic silence, the country is rapidly being pushed to the brink of a civil war. This might sound a trifle far-fetched but classically, when large numbers of people begin to believe that there is no … More Cow-Gangs of Akhand Bharat and the Dalit Revolt – Hindutva Unravels

Cow Vigilantism as Terror : New Socialist Initiative

Guest Post by  New Socialist Initiative Can the Saffron Establishment ever wash its hands of the growing menace? (For Hindi version, click the link http://nsi-delhi.blogspot.in/2016/07/blog-post_26.html) ( Courtesy : Cartoonist Satish Acharya, https://www.facebook.com/cartoonistsatishacharya/) Cow vigilantism which has received tremendous boost since the ascendance of BJP at the centre got its first fitting reply in Gujarat recently. The … More Cow Vigilantism as Terror : New Socialist Initiative

Slow violence and the Spectacle – Dispossession, segregation, and the Chennai Floods: Priti Narayan

Guest post by PRITI NARAYAN [This article is followed by a detailed survey report on the losses sustained by people during the Chennai floods, which can be read here.] “How, in an age that venerates the instant and the spectacular, can one turn attritional calamities starring nobody into stories dramatic enough to rouse public sentiment,” … More Slow violence and the Spectacle – Dispossession, segregation, and the Chennai Floods: Priti Narayan